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Re: Fresh start? Re: Minimal Browser Capabilities

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 13:55:15 +0000
Message-Id: <200112281052.fBSAqAH08341@post.cnt.ru>
To: "Jim Ley" <jim@jibbering.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
On Friday 28 December 2001 01:29, Jim Ley wrote:
|    "Charles McCathieNevile"
|   > available in one free browser for each platform? Or does it need to be
|   > avalable in IE (which is not a multi-platform browser - it is available
|   on two platforms and the versions are effectively different pieces of
|   software)?
|
|   > Or does it need to be available for at least two years?
|
|   I believe it's available on 4 platforms (Win32, Mac,Solaris, and
| PocketPC) but it's also 4 seperate browsers with an entire different
| codebase (unlike NN, or Mozilla) which share only a name.

IE for PocketPC / Windows CE is, in fact, MS IE 4.0.
There were rumors that MS will update it [Pocket IE] to MS IE 5.0, but AFAIK 
this hsan't happened yet.
Anyway, as Win CE PDA's do not have Ethernet or Radio-Ethernet connectivity 
built-in, I doubt they can be counted as a Platform.

And I can add to Jim's list another 1.5 platforms.
1) WebTV - which is also based on MS technologies
2) AOL browser. AOL (still) uses MS IE codebase (some kind of OEM version of 
MS IE), but some web marketers treat it as a separate browser.
So my opinion is that AOL browser should account for 0.5 of "platform" :-) 
 
|
|   Jim.

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